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Hangout Music Fest 2013 Announces Schedules & Additional Tickets Made Available to Meet Fan Demand

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on April 15, 2013
Gulf Shores, AL (April 11, 2013) – The The Hangout Music Fest has announced its daily schedules for three action-packed days of music on the sugar-white sand beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama. On the weekend of May 17-19, 2013, the Fest will present artists on five stages: including the two beach stages, the Hangout Stage and the Chevrolet Stage; plus the Boom Boom TentLetting Go stage and the BMI Stage.  To plan their weekend’s “must see” list from the wide variety of offerings—from true musical legends to the underground’s hottest new acts—attendees can create their own custom interactive schedule by going to
In order to meet fan demand for the highly-anticipated festival, organizers have made additional tickets available for purchase at
On Friday, May 17th, the Hangout Stage will be headlined by Kings of Leon, with sets from Passion Pit, Jim James Band, The Breeders and Twin Sister.  The Chevrolet Stage will feature The Shins, Grizzly Bear, Toots & The Maytals and Lissie.  The Boom Boom Tent will include Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, AfroJack, Ra Ra Riot and Lance Herbstrong.  The Letting Go stage will feature Big Gigantic, Ryan Bingham, The Sheepdogs and Twenty Ι One Ι Pilots.  The BMI Stage will featureAnders Osbourne, The Weeks, Luella and The Sun and Colin Lake.
On Saturday, May 18th, the Hangout Stage will be headlined by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, with sets from The Black Crowes, Gov’t Mule, Shovels & Rope and Delta Rae.  The Chevrolet Stage will feature Bassnectar, The Roots, Dirty Projectors and Nikki Bluhm and the Gramblers.  The Boom Boom Tent will include Kendrick Lamar, Wolfgang Gartner, Public Enemy and Brassft Punk.  The Letting Go stage will feature Slightly Stoopid, Holy Ghost!, Bright Light Social Hourand The Werks.  The BMI Stage will feature The Tontons, Chancellor Warhol, Space Capone and Wild Cub.
On Sunday, May 19th, the Hangout Stage will be headlined by Stevie Wonder, with sets from Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ellie Goulding and Grouplove.  The Chevrolet Stage will feature Trey Anastasio Band, Imagine Dragons, Galactic and Best Coast.  The Boom Boom Tent will include Steve Aoki, Porter Robinson, Baauer and Zion I.  The Letting Go stage will feature Bloc Party, moe., Moon Taxi and The Revivalists.  The BMI Stage will feature Jason Isbell & 400 Unit, Kingston Springs, The Wild Feathers and The Mowgli’s.
In addition to the five stages of music, all fans will enjoy access to extraordinary amenities including: the comfortably shaded relaxation area, Hammock Beach; the Sky Bar tower, which offers 360-degree views of the festival; amusement rides and games; varied dining options, including the fresh Alabama Gulf Seafood area; water stations with free refills for all guests; and much more.  VIP and Super VIP guests can also take advantage of pool-side viewing areas; complimentary select beer, wine, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks; air-conditioned private restrooms; and much more.
Gulf Shores offers a wide range of accommodations, from luxury to budget to family-friendly, many within walking or biking distance of the site.  Lodging and travel packages are available at
Festival attendees are strongly urged to avoid traffic by taking advantage of the fun and easy way to get in and out of the festival, the Hangout Music Fest shuttles. This year, the “Golden Shuttles” will be back and offering even more exciting prizes.
The inaugural Hangout Music Fest was launched on May 14-16, 2010, and featured performances from Trey Anastasio, The Zac Brown Band, John Legend, The Roots, Ben Harper and Relentless7, The Black Crowes, Alison Kraus and Union Station, and more.  The second Fest, which hosted a crowd of 35,000 concertgoers per day, took place on May 20–22, 2011, with performances from Foo Fighters, Paul Simon, The Flaming Lips, Cee-Lo Green and The Black Keys, among many others. The 2011 event was estimated to have generated approximately $30 million for the Gulf Shores area economy, and was later awarded “Music Festival of the Year” honors at the 23rd Pollstar Concert Industry Awards. The third annual edition occurred on May 17-19, 2012, and featured a diverse lineup including Jack White, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dave Matthews Band, Skrillex, The String Cheese Incident, The Flaming Lips and many more.
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Black Sabbath’s “13” Set for June 11th Release

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on April 10, 2013

Black Sabbath have announced the release date of their new album.
’13’ will be released in the US on June 11th.

’13’ is now available for pre-order on a variety of formats via Options Include:

  • Super Deluxe Box Set: a Limited edition 12″ clamshell box set which contains: Deluxe double CD album, 12″ heavyweight (180g) vinyl album in a gatefold sleeve, Exclusive DVD containing “Black Sabbath–The Re-union” documentary, plus 5 behind-the-scenes videos, Download card containing exclusive track by track interview with Black Sabbath, 13 exclusive photographic prints and hand written album lyrics.
  • Deluxe double CD album in a soft-pack (includes a second disc of exclusive bonus audio material)
  • Standard CD album
  • Vinyl: a 12″ heavyweight (180g) vinyl album in a gatefold sleeve

In addition, anyone who pre-orders any of these formats via will be entered into a drawing to win a pair of VIP tickets to an official ’13’ album launch event in London, including a meet and greet with the band, flights and accommodation. Additional details and full terms and conditions on the contest can be found at

As the countdown for the arrival of ’13’ gets closer, the second Jack Osbourne-directed clip of the rock legends at work on the album can now be seen at the band’s website or by clicking below.

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Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on April 10, 2013
Wanee 2012

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Announcing the Performance Schedule for the 2013 Wanee Music Festival, Wednesday April 17th through Saturday April 20th at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL.  The Allman Brothers Band along with Widespread Panic, playing both Friday and Saturday Nights,  headline a great line-up of outstanding performers for what is fast becoming one of the most popular Festivals in the country.



Wednesday (Early Bird Party)

2:45-3:45pm – Groves

4:15-5:15pm – Juke

5:45-6:45pm – Beebs & Her Moneymakers

7:15-8:30pm – Kettle Of Fish

9:00-10:15pm – Cope

10:45pm-1:00am – Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk

Thursday (Mushroom Stage Only)

12:45-1:30pm – Oli Brown

2:00-3:00pm – Monophonics

3:30-5:00pm – The Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio

5:30-7:00pm – Voice Of The Wetlands Allstars

7:30-900pm – Royal Southern Brotherhood

9:30-11:00pm – Hot Tuna Electric

11:30pm-1:30am – Greyboy Allstars

 Friday – Peach Stage

11:30am-12:00pm – The Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio

12:30-2:00pm – Blackberry Smoke

2:30-4:00pm – Robert Randolph

4:30-6:00pm – Govt Mule

6:30-8:30pm – Widespread Panic

9:30pm-12:00am – Allman Brothers Band

Friday – Mushroom Stage

11:00-11:30am – Flannel Church

12:00-1:00pm – The Revivalists

1:30-2:30pm – Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band

3:00-4:30pm – Les Claypool’s Duo De Twang

5:00-6:30pm – N.Mississippi Allstars

8:30-9:30pm – BoomBox

12:00-2:00am – Steel Pulse

Saturday – Peach Stage

11:30am-12pm – The Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio

12:30-2:00pm – Leon Russell

2:30-4:00pm – Michael Franti & Spearhead

4:30–6:00pm – Tedeschi Trucks Band

6:30–8:30pm – Widespread Panic

9:30pm-12am – Allman Brothers Band

Saturday – Mushroom Stage

11:00am-11:30am – Yeti Trio

12:00-1:00pm – The Lee Boys

1:30-2:30pm – Dirty Dozen Brass Band

3:00-4:45pm – Maceo Parker

5:15-6:30pm – Tower Of Power

8:30-9:30pm – Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad

12:00am-2:00am – Galactic & Friends


$215 + Applicable Fees – Includes: 3 nights of Primitive Camping (Thurs., Fri. & Sat.).  Music from 12:30PM on Thursday (April 18). Full days of Music on Friday & Saturday (April 19 & 20).

Tickets for the 2013 Wanee Music Festival are on sale now at:  The Festival will be held Thursday April 18th through Saturday April 20th at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL.  A Special Early Bird Show is scheduled for Wednesday, April 17th.  (VIP Tickets are sold out) 

 Last year with thousands in attendance, the festival saw its biggest and best year to date. This year is sure to sell out so get your tickets NOW!

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Iroquois Amphitheater Announces 2013 Summer Concert Series

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on April 2, 2013

 Iroquois Amphitheater

Iroquois Amphitheater and Production Simple announced  the opening shows for their 2013 concert series.  Louisville  Mayor Greg Fischer discussed the significance  the series has in making people aware of our historic and beautiful park. Local band , Houndmouth who will be featured on NPR Radio and recently sold out Headliners Music Hall, will begin the series on April 26. The band was introduced by Mayor Fischer and Production Simple’s Lizi Hagen.

The Amphitheater celebrates it’s 75 anniversary opening in 1938. This year’s acts include Local Natives,The legendary Gregg Allman and Garrison Keillor. Paul Thorn and Jason Isbell will perform in  a rare collaboration show as well. To learn more about this season’s events visit their website 


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